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Barrett Jackson - My First Car Competition

My First Car Competition
We are staging a competition to find the best "My First Car" story. Please enter your story (with photos if you have them) as you enroll into the Barrett-Jackson Group on MyVRL. The winner, (as selected by Barrett-Jackson March 1st, 2009) will recieve 4 x VIP Back Stage Passes for the Barrett-Jackson Auction event in Palm Beach Florida, April, 2009

Most people have enormous passion and nostalgia for their first car. They can remember every detail about the car and the way it came into their ownership. They frequently restored the car with their parents, relatives or with a friends help. The restoration experience created a deep and lasting bond between the parties involved and the car.

Decades later, these same people are searching for their "first car". They want to re-acquire that car as a tribute to the passion, nostalgia and excitement they felt for the vehicle. Barrett-Jackson is working with the Vintage Racing League to build the world's largest social network for people that love cars. 10 million people world-wide own vintage cars. We have created a platform for vintage car owners (and millions of vintage car fans) to find and communicate with each other.

Barrett-Jackson and the Vintage Racing League are building the world's largest social network for people that love vintage cars.

Members can post photos and videos, join car marque groups and find resources for apparel, parts, services, wheels, tires, engines and automotive memorabilia.

There are an estimed 4 million vintage car owners in the USA and 10 million world-wide.

Our objective is to create a community for vintage car enthusiasts and provide a world-class platform (MyVRL) for them to communicate with each other.

MyVRL is free to use. We do not sell products or services to individuals from this site.

Vintage Racing
There are 27 Vintage Racing Clubs in the USA that stage approximately 170+/- Vintage Racing events each year. In total, less than 30,000 vintage car owners race their cars in the US.

There are approximately 500 Car Clubs in the UK & Europe and many more Vintage Racing and Concours events.

One of MyVRL's primary objectives is to educate more vintage car owners about Vintage Racing - where the clubs are located and when the events are staged.

We have completed this effort for the USA and hope to finish the UK & Europe profile in Q1, 2009.

Creating your own Group on MyVRL
Its free and easy to create your own Group on MyVRL.

When you sign up, we ask that you join your favorite car Groups - but individuals and businesses are free to create their own Groups to communicate with their friends (or customers).

The Barrett-Jackson Legacy
What began as a simple meeting between two car buffs in 1960 has emerged over some 47 years into one of the world's most prestigious and anticipated collector car auctions and expositions.
It began in Scottsdale, Arizona-a Wild-West town that had yet to spread its wings and create its own identity. The two participants were Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett, drawn together by a car advertised for sale. It seems Mr. Barrett was selling his 1933 Cadillac V-16 Town Car, and it appears Mr. Jackson was interested. "Appears" may be the operative word, as a deal was never struck. However, the beginning of a lifelong friendship and partnership was firmly cemented between the two gentlemen.
The initial enterprise was to set the tone for what would become the Barrett-Jackson legacy. It was in 1967 that Barrett and Jackson presented a car show they called, with the appropriate flair, "Fiesta del los Auto Elegance." The event was a fund-raiser for local charities, including the Scottsdale Library.
In 1971, the two combined their talents to present the first classic car auction, featuring classics from their individual collections. Barrett's Mercedes 770 Phaeton chiseled industry headlines, selling for $153,000 and grabbing the attention of collectors worldwide. The sale and the inaugural event thrust the Barrett-Jackson name into international prominence.
The 1980's witnessed the real emergence of the collector car industry, as record prices and record participation were the rule. However, the Barrett-Jackson partnership was not content to ride the wave, as the two men continued to set the standard: Barrett brought the very best and rarest automobiles to the event and earned the reputation as the "Grandfather of the Collector Car Industry," while Jackson expertly collected and restored cars for show. It was during this time, too, that the elder Jackson brought his sons Brian and Craig onto the team, and wife Nellie ran the day-to-day operations of the thriving auction company.
Change has continued to play a role in the internationally acclaimed event. Russ Jackson passed away in 1993, Brian Jackson succumbed to cancer in 1995, and Tom Barrett who retired in 1997 and passed away in April, 2004. Craig Jackson, who had worked actively on a daily basis throughout the year and on-site at the event, took over the reins and led Barrett-Jackson to even greater successes with an aggressive plan of growth, expansion and hi-tech innovations. The auction began airing live on Speedvision in 1997. Internet live bidding was also introduced that same year. A $17 million sale, 65% sales success ratio and over 100,000 spectators marked the 1998 event, as did a cyber-simulcast on the Internet, a bidder liaison service and the introduction of an international-designer fashion show. The 1999 affair featured some $22 million in sales, nearly 800 cars, a +77% sales ratio and 125,000 attendees. In 2007 we had over 1,250 cars with a staggering earning nearly $112 million in sales and over 250,000 attendees.
In 2003, Barrett-Jackson took their famous Collector Car Event across the country Palm Beach, Florida where they introduced a second annual auction. The 2007 Florida event boasted over $32 million in sales, 588 cars and 1,443 bidders.
As the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction races into the future, history and tradition continue to define its role with the collector car industry. As bright and shining as its past, the future of this great event-created out of the common interests of two men-is surely just as sparkling.

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Phone: 480-421-6694 • Facsimile: 480-421-6697 • ©2004-2008 Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC

Barrett Jackson - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I consign my car?
The first step in the consignment process is filling out a Preliminary Consignment Request Form complete with photos and a copy of your title, front and back.
After we have received the Consignment Request, we will contact you with more information on pricing, estimated value and availability at upcoming auctions.
Also, we do take consignments year-round to our Showroom in Scottsdale, AZ.

What is the benefit of going No-Reserve?
NO RESERVE attracts serious bidders. "NO RESERVE" indicates generates auction-block excitement, which typically equates to higher bids.

Does the Title have to be in my name to Consign a vehicle?
Yes, unless you are a Dealer.

What is Express Check-in?
Express check-in allows you to eliminate the possibility of waiting in long lines. Be smart; follow the express check-in instructions in your consignment packet. Please know where your VIN # is located and verify the VIN matches your title.

Can I deliver my car to the auction early?
Yes, we begin accepting early arrivals starting January 5th until January 11th starting at 8am until 5pm.
Checking in early is recommended to avoid long lines and time constraints.

Do I have to be there when my car arrives?
If your paperwork is complete it will go through our express check-in. If the paperwork isn't complete your car will then be held in a holding area until your check-in paperwork is completed and your VIN Number verified.

Do I have to be there when my car sells?
We encourage either the consignor or their representative to be with the vehicle when going over the auction block After all, who knows your vehicle better than you? You should also be available to answer questions regarding your car's condition and history.

Do you have anyone on site that can detail my car?
Yes, there are detailers available on-site that provide this service for a fee.

Can I cover my car when it is left in its consignment space?
Yes, but it your responsibility to uncover your vehicle for viewing and maintain control of your cover.

Can I bring and display items with my car?
Yes, we encourage such things as copies of documentation and awards to be displayed. However, keep in mind that you have limited space, therefore, be selective about the items you choose to display.

Once checked into my assigned location, can I move my vehicle?
No, your vehicle will be assigned a space where it will remain until time to go over the block.

Can I drive my car over the auction block?
Yes you may with adherence to all applicable Arizona Motor Vehicle Laws, or we will supply a driver for you.

What happens after my car goes over the auction block?
When your car sells it is moved to a dedicated location.

Fees are determined by day and time of your Lot entry and includes tent space.
Payment of fees without a signed contract does not constitute a consignment agreement.
No Guarantees Barrett-Jackson does not guarantee values or prices for particular vehicles. I understand that neither Barrett-Jackson or any agent of Barrett-Jackson can predict the exact time my vehicle will cross the auction block. I understand that neither Barrett-Jackson nor any agent of Barrett-Jackson can guarantee values or prices as a result of the auction process.
Barrett-Jackson reserves the right to add additional lot numbers.

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  • Press Release
    Immediate Release
    Scottsdale, Ariz. – January 8, 2009 - In less than a week, the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction will take center stage in Scottsdale, Ariz. From Jan. 11-18, 2009, the all No Reserve auction will feature everything from muscle cars and classics to a historic vintage airplane, providing collectors with one of the most eclectic dockets in auction history. SPEED will broadcast nearly 40 hours of live, high-definition coverage of all six auction days.

    “We’re just days away from another spectacular Scottsdale auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The successful sale in Las Vegas last October has given us tremendous momentum, leading to an amazing lineup for Scottsdale. The combination of our diverse offering and the lifestyle attractions away from the auction block make Barrett-Jackson truly special and the ‘main event’ of automotive gatherings in the Phoenix area next week.”

    Provenance Brings it Home
    A unique story, connection to the past or rare origin can turn a vehicle into a star collector car. Barrett-Jackson has been recognized for consigning vehicles like Carroll Shelby’s 1966 Cobra Super Snake in 2007, which sold for $5.5 million, a record for an American-built vehicle. This year, Barrett-Jackson has nabbed an impressive collection of history-rich vehicles for the Scottsdale auction, including the first production Ford Thunderbird (Lot #1295). The Raven Black 1955 T-Bird convertible was produced by Ford on Sept. 9, 1954, and represents the birth of Ford’s sports car program.

    Joining the famous T-Bird is a 1947 Steyr-Allard racer (Lot #1304) owned and built by the legendary Sydney Allard, one of America’s greatest automotive pioneers. Sydney Allard drove the Steyr-Allard in the British Hill Climb Championship for five years and it is the most documented, race winning Allard of all time.

    No muscle car represents America’s hunger for performance during the 1960s and ‘70s more than the Yenko Camaro. Barrett-Jackson will auction four rare Yenko Camaros and a Yenko Nova (Lot #’s 1276-1278) from the celebrated Gary Holub Collection. The group includes a Daytona Yellow Camaro (Lot #1278), also known as the “Preston and Lawrence Yenko”, that is one of only three surviving 1969 models personally sold by Don Yenko for use in NHRA drag racing.

    Barrett-Jackson will also offer a rare 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor airplane (Lot #1307) at No Reserve in Scottsdale. One of only a handful of surviving 1929 Ford Tri-Motors, it has led a storybook existence, including being shot during the World War II attack at Pearl Harbor, dropping smoke jumpers and supplies to firefighters in Montana during the 1960s and being extensively restored by aviation expert, Bob Woods. The Tri-Motor’s current owner, Dolph Overton III, is a former U.S. Air Force ace and one of the most decorated Korean War veterans in the Unites States.

    “These vehicles help people connect to a milestone, celebrity or special moment in time,” added Davis. “Just like owning a piece of antique furniture, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia or fine art, documented provenance can bring history to life. Sitting in the Allard that created the company’s racing legend, driving a Yenko Camaro that launched a muscle car counter-culture or piloting a plane that survived Pearl Harbor makes you part of that vehicle’s story for all time.”

    First Impressions
    For the past three years, American automakers have chosen the Barrett-Jackson stage to auction the rights to first production performance vehicles and special editions with proceeds benefitting charities, and 2009 is no different. Rights to the first retail production 2010 Chevrolet Camaro coupe (Lot #1316) will be auctioned by General Motors at the 2009 Scottsdale event to benefit the American Heart Association. The winning bidder will receive VIN No. 100001 and can spec the Camaro to their liking, choosing from several colors, engines, transmissions and trim packages.

    Ford will auction rights to the first retail version 2010 Shelby GT500 (Lot #1347.2) and 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (Lot #1347), with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The 2009 Ford Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet prototype No. 1 (Lot #1347.1) will also cross the block in Scottsdale. Built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet, the 2009 model features the Supercharged 5.4 Cobra Jet engine and a bevy of performance upgrades from Ford Racing.

    Corvette Heaven
    America’s love affair with the Corvette is hotter than ever, and Barrett-Jackson will feed that passion in Scottsdale with 16 stunning ‘Vettes with National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) pedigree. The Barrett-Jackson consignment team worked closely with NCRS officials to verify awards and scores on each of these special Corvettes.

    Headlining the group is a 1967 Corvette convertible (Lot #1327) that features a 427 c.i.d., 435 horsepower engine and the Lyndale Blue over black color combo. Fully restored in 2008, it captured two NCRS Top Flight Awards with a high score of 97.7.

    Another highlight will be a 1963 Corvette coupe (Lot #1263.1) with a list of options. Honors for this 327 c.i.d., 360 horsepower split-window Fuelie include Bloomington Gold, 2-time NCRS Top Flight Award and a Duntov Mark of Excellence Award.

    “NCRS is extremely pleased to be associated with Barrett-Jackson,” noted Roy Sinor, NCRS National Judging Chairman. “We are indeed proud that Barrett-Jackson has ‘stepped up to the plate’ so to speak and acquired the NCRS ‘Award Confirmation Document’ for each of the 16 cars with NCRS awards. We are dedicated to maintaining the judging standards of our organization and are pleased that Barrett-Jackson and the Corvette enthusiast recognize the significance of these awards.”

    Superstar Cars
    Rock stars, actors and other celebrities utilize Barrett-Jackson to not only add to their car collections, but find new owners for their prized automobiles. This year in Scottsdale, rock ‘n’ roll icon Eddie Van Halen will auction a pair of Chevrolet classics from his personal collection. The 1956 Chevy 210 (Lot #1259) and 1956 Chevy Nomad (Lot #1259.1) will each be sold with matching, one-of-a-kind EVH Brand “Wolfgang” guitars and a pair of red, white and black EVH striped sneakers.

    The maroon 1956 Chevrolet 210 is a Pro Street hot rod built by customizer Jim Van Gordon. The car features a powerful 454 c.i.d. big block Chevy engine that pumps out more than 600 horsepower, making it suitable for the drag strip while still street legal. Van Halen’s 1956 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon sports a classic “Cashmere Blue” and white paint scheme. The car underwent a frame-off restoration and features a 265 c.i.d., 210 horsepower “Power Pack” V8 engine, power steering and power brakes.

    “Out of all the cars I have owned over the years, I hung onto the ‘56 Sedan and Nomad because I was closely involved in restoring and building them, so they are very special to me,” explained Van Halen. “I almost hate to let them go, but I don’t have the time to drive them. It kills me to see them sit there when someone else could be driving them and have the pleasure and joy of owning these beautiful classic cars.”

    A 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda (Lot #1314.1), 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600 (Lot #1314.2) and 1999 Featherlight Vogue motor coach (Lot #1315) from the garage of the late Evel Knievel will be sold. The Aston Martin was Evel’s daily driver during the 1980s and represented the daredevil’s flamboyant image. The one-off exotic features an automatic 502 c.i.d. big block Chevy engine, R-700 transmission, cream leather upholstery and a mirrored finish on the underside of the hood.

    Additional celebrity cars slated for Scottsdale include a 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster formerly owned by Jerry Seinfeld (Lot #1321) and a 1969 Chevy Camaro convertible (Lot #1555), 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser (Lot #1556) and 1967 Jeepster Commando (Lot #1557) from the personal collection of country music star Alan Jackson.

    Legends of NASCAR
    Past and present NASCAR icons will be at Barrett-Jackson for the sales of numerous motorsports-related automobiles, including “The King” Richard Petty. Petty will drive a 1970 Plymouth Superbird custom tribute (Lot #1289) onto the block, which will be sold to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The Superbird was built by YearOne in conjunction with Gillette Evernham Motorsports, Musclecar TV and Bill Goldberg.

    Jack Roush will be on stage to help auction a 2008 Ford Mustang GT ROUSH P-51A (Lot #1575.1). This 510 horsepower Mustang is No. 104 of 151 built and will benefit Speedway Children's Charities. Additional NASCAR-related cars include Tony Stewart’s 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo NASCAR (Lot #1575; to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Foundation), Jeff Gordon’s 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo (Lot #1274; to benefit the Hendrick Morrow Program) and a 2009 60th Anniversary NASCAR Motorcycle (Lot #706; to benefit Victory Junction Gang).

    About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
    Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla. and Las Vegas. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.

    Media Contact: Luke DeRouen at or (214) 520-3430 ext. 301
  • Thanks for the invitation!
  • Please follow this link to see the entire list of cars for sale at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale this January:
    Happy New Year - Stephen Page
  • Visit to see details of the Las Vegas Auction - Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event October 16 - 18, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Phone: 480-421-6694 to consign cars and/or attend
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